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#PLCoffeewith: Nandini Basuthakur, CEO, Procurement Leaders

Watch the video here “I’ve been saying for many years that traditional buyer-supplier relationships are disappearing and we are moving much more into ecosystems whereby we develop joint solutions that we bring together to our customers, or in our case our...

#PLCoffeeWith: Willem Mutsaerts, CPO and exco-member at Givaudan

Watch the video here "Sustainability and procurement in our company is very closely related… when you buy raw materials, you cannot disassociate this from doing the right thing and you cannot be stopped because of the crisis." Willem Mutsaerts, Head of Global...

#PLCoffeeWith: Eva Wimmers, CEO of NativeWaves

Watch the video here "All I can say is that whenever I got too far away from my product and my customers; and the time I get to spend with my team, that's when I got unhappy and thought, 'what is my job again'." Eva Wimmers, CEO, NativeWaves GmbH---In this...

Insights now: Skills for business partnering

Insights now: Skills for business partnering

"46% of CPOs will prioritize influencing and negotiation skills". Procurement must look beyond traditional training techniques to develop deeper stakeholder engagement capabilities. But what capabilities enable business partnering? Take 5 minutes out of your day to...

CPO Trends 2020: Adapting to the C-suite agenda

CPO Trends 2020: Adapting to the C-suite agenda

For leaders in procurement, 2020 is a window of opportunity: a time to be bold and move quickly to become a function ready for the next decade. The complex macro-economic and geopolitical setting, and the pace of technological advance will give you the catalyst and...

Digital transformation

Digital transformation

Digitalization is the second-most important priority for CPOs in 2019 (source: Procurement Leaders CPO challenger guide 2019) but many procurement chiefs do not know where to start their digital transformation journey and are unable to articulate what success looks...